This must be my 100th time watching Get Out and every time I see it, I love it more. I think Jordan Peele does an amazing job of showing the experience of black Americans in a bit of an exaggerated horror/thriller movie setting. However, I do not think that it is too exaggerated. I could tell countless personal or societal anecdotes of fetishization or obsession with black Americans and features such as hair, skin tone, physique, etc. All of the things that viewers are horrified to see because it happens in the setting of a horror movie are daily experiences of black Americans.
For example, look at the auction scene, when Chris’s body is being auctioned off. It’s not that different than the NFL and NBA where hundreds of black men are yearly tested about how high they jump, how much weight they can lift, and how fast they can run, for a white man to pick them to play for their team so they can make billions of dollars and give them a percentage. The “distant” horror that Peele portrays in his movie is not that distant at all.